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Replace Portable Audacity with the Portableapps.com version?

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Audacity - multi-track audio editor

#1 Post by Fluffy » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:03 pm

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What do you forumgoers think, should we replace the current Portable Audacity entry with John T. Haller's package? I understand we could simply point to the PortableApps.com version in the description, but since he just updated his (and it seems he'll probably continue updating it more often than the current entry) it'd be best to have his version take over and give a link to the current one in the description.

Now, decipher that paragraph and provide input.
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#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:23 pm

Sorry Fluffy. I just did that without reading the forum first.

I typically prefer John's portable packages over others, since he appears to update them in a timely manner.

I have done exactly what you suggested and mentioned PortaSoft's version as an alterative.

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#3 Post by Fluffy » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:04 am

No need for apologies - it seems like we were all sharing the same brain on this issue. :)
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Re: Audacity Portable

#4 Post by webfork » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:57 pm

Has anyone tested Audacity Portable under Win7x64? It's not launching on my system. X-Audacity is working ok.
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Re: Audacity Portable

#5 Post by JohnTHaller » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:56 pm

Audacity Portable is tested on Windows 7 x64 before release. I know Audacity Portable has additional features above X-Audacity including automatic directories for FFMpeg, LAME and VSTPlugins, but that shouldn't cause it not to work. The only other thing I can think of offhand is if your local machine has a corrupted/misconfigured Visual C++ runtime install on the local PC that is interfering with the VC runtimes set in side by side mode included in Audacity Portable. What happens if you try to run audacity.exe directly? For additional trouble-shooting, I'd recommend the official form here so other devs can help: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/ ... y_portable
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Re: Audacity Portable

#6 Post by guinness » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:25 pm

webfork wrote:Has anyone tested Audacity Portable under Win7x64? It's not launching on my system. X-Audacity is working ok.
Works for me.
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Re: Audacity Portable

#7 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:32 pm

guinness wrote:
webfork wrote:Has anyone tested Audacity Portable under Win7x64? It's not launching on my system. X-Audacity is working ok.
Works for me.
Ok, I'll just move this discussion over to PA.

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Re: Audacity Portable

#8 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:21 am

I retested Audacity after having stepped away from it for some time and found it's come a long way. The whole thing seems faster, more responsive, and easier to use. Additionally, some minor interface changes also went a long way to bring the whole package together.
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Re: Audacity - multi-track audio editor

#9 Post by shnbwmn » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:13 am

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Re: Audacity - multi-track audio editor

#10 Post by stisev » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:05 am

I am seeing folder written to C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Audacity\Session Data despite created the "Portable settings" folder.
The folder is empty, but man it's annoying.

I think this started with the latest version? Can anyone confirm?

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Re: Audacity - multi-track audio editor

#11 Post by giulia » Wed May 10, 2017 7:41 am

stisev wrote:I am seeing folder written to C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Audacity\Session Data despite created the "Portable settings" folder.
The folder is empty, but man it's annoying.

I think this started with the latest version? Can anyone confirm?
yes i do i run 2.1.2 and not 2.1.3 and i creates the folder
do you remember which version did not create this empty folder ?

and i have found in the past the way to customize the splashscreen but can't find anymore
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Re: Audacity - multi-track audio editor

#12 Post by zorro » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:01 am

Current version (2.2.2) ist finally portable:
- extract the ZIP, create a folder "Portable Settings" inside the main Audacity-folder
- start Audacity and configure the temporary folder to point to "Portable Settings"
- quit Audacity and delete %LocalAppData%/Audacity
- eventually, on first saving, it creates an "Audacity" folder inside Documents - if you don't save there and don't use the location, delete the folder, it doesn't come back.
There's no more registry key!

Perhaps someting to add to the description: Audacity supports VST-Effects natively.

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Re: Audacity - multi-track audio editor

#13 Post by giulia » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:04 am

zorro wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:01 am
Current version (2.2.2) ist finally portable:
- extract the ZIP, create a folder "Portable Settings" inside the main Audacity-folder
- start Audacity and configure the temporary folder to point to "Portable Settings"
- quit Audacity and delete %LocalAppData%/Audacity
- eventually, on first saving, it creates an "Audacity" folder inside Documents - if you don't save there and don't use the location, delete the folder, it doesn't come back.
There's no more registry key!

Perhaps someting to add to the description: Audacity supports VST-Effects natively.
hi
an empty folder is still created in C:\Users\Name\AppData\Local and magically reappears
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Re: Audacity - multi-track audio editor

#14 Post by zorro » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:26 am

...yes, I just realized it - but only after the third start :shock:
Very inconsistent behaviour. And: I changed the language to german, but after the folder appeared again the language changed to english and I'm not able to change it back (in settings it says "language -> system" and in the drop-down-menu there's only english although all language files in the installation are in place) :?:

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